Residents will be able to evaluate, diagnose, and perform the initial management of trauma and acute care surgery patients. Residents will participate in the trauma resuscitations and initial evaluation and treatment of the traumatized and acute care surgery patients with graded responsibilities to help improve the skills needed for early resuscitation. Residents will demonstrate knowledge and skills in the principles of pre-op assessments, operative intervention, and follow-up in patients presenting with a wide variety of surgical disease. Residents will be able to identify the principles of resuscitation, rapid diagnosis, interpretation of clinical findings, laboratory values, and radiologic results in the emergency room setting.

Goals & Objectives
Michael Cormican, MD Michael Cormican, MD
William Matthew Vassy, MD, FCCS William Matthew Vassy, MD, FCCS

Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is a 557-bed acute care hospital in Gainesville, Georgia, and serves as the major participating site for the residency program. NGMC serves as a regional tertiary referral center with level II trauma designation, serving over 1,400 trauma patients per year.

Since 1951, Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has been on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do. With hospitals located in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder and Dahlonega, the four NGMC campuses have a total of more than 750 beds and more than 1,200 medical staff members representing more than 60 specialties. NGMC is part of Northeast Georgia Health System, a non-profit that cares for more than one million people across more than 19 counties.

  • Medical Library available to residents and faculty with study areas, computer workspace and resources available 24/7.
  • Resident work areas with computer access work stations 24/7 available in the North Patient Tower and the Trauma/Acute Care Surgery Clinic.
  • Simulation laboratory available 24/7 in GME area.